While getting ready for Mass:
"No, I'm sorry, you can't wear that. You've outgrown it. Didn't that fit you a month ago?"
"You can't wear those socks to Mass."
"Ramona, I'm sorry, you can wear the dangly earring in the van, but it has to come off before we go in to Mass."
As the kids played after dinner:
"Betsy ... just a wee bit less shrieking, please."
"Betsy ... could you kick it down a notch?"
"Betsy ... could you quiet it down just a bit?"
During bedtime prayers:
"Ramona, it's time to stop that."
"Ramona, you will need to move if you and Betsy cannot stop that."
"Ramona, it's time to stop running."
"Ramona, stop. Please don't lick Mommy's face during prayers. Ummm ... please don't lick Mommy's face at all."